Isiolo Governor may be arrested over graft as DPP okays prosecution


Isiolo Governor may be arrested over graft as DPP okays prosecution
Isiolo Governor may be arrested over graft as DPP okays prosecution

Isiolo Governor Godana Adhi Doyo could face an arrest after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko recommended that he be charged for irregular passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Act 2014.

Governor Doyo, together with Isiolo County Assembly Deputy Speaker David Lemantile, Assistant Clerk of the Assembly Boru Adan Jirima and Abdi Sora, an MCA and the Chair Finance and Budget Appropriation Committee, are accused of influencing the irregular passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Act 2014 on the 11th of December last year.

The DPP said that his recommendation was in agreement with those of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that also said there was a need to charge the Governor and the other three.

“Upon independent review of the file, the DPP is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence of criminal culpability against the Governor and the said officials,” said the DPP in a statement.

He directed that prosecution ensues with immediate effect.

At the same time, DPP has recommended the closure of the file relating to allegations of irregular appointment of three members to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board by suspended Labour Cabinet Secretary Samwel Kambi Kazungu.

The DPP said that there was no sufficient evidence to show that the suspended CS contravened any law in the appointment of Eng. Erastus Mwongera, Andrew Gichamba Muigai and Veska Kagongo to the NSSF board.

The former Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Kimemia was also cleared by the DPP on the allegations that he allocated himself and his close relatives 31 government vehicles.

“Upon careful and independent analysis of the file, the DPP is satisfied that there is no evidence to support the allegations against Francis Kimemia and therefore accepts EACC’s findings and recommendations that the file be closed for lack of evidence,” said DPP in his statement.

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) Chief Executive Office Silas Masinde Simiyu and eight other employees of the corporation are also lined up for prosecution following allegations of irregular procurement of Rig Movers from Bonfide Clearing & Forwarding Limited in the Financial Year 2012/2013.

The DPP said that he was satisfied there is enough evidence to charge Mr Masinde alongside eight others.

The eight are: Abraham Saat, Nicholas Weke, Peter Omenda, Godwin Mwawongo, Praxidis Saisi, Caleb Indiatsi and Bruno Linyuri, all members of the GDC’s tender committee and Michael Mbevi, GDC’s General Manager Drilling Services.

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Chief Engineer Josephat Kipkoech Sirma and Redline Limited Director Ngatia Ndugu are also liable to criminal culpability after the DPP said that there was sufficient evidence to charge them over allegations of irregular payment of Ksh 30 million to Redline by KPC through their account domiciled at Commercial Bank of Africa for the supply, installation and commissioning of three autotransformers procured from Agecelec Industry of France.

EACC recommended that the two be charged with various criminal offences.

Further, the DPP said that he was satisfied there is sufficient evidence to charge Charles Tanui, KPC Managing Director and Elias Maina Karumi, KPC’s Chief Technical Manager and Redline Ltd together with its directors.

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